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The town's cultural center, Alte Mälzerei, Galgenbergstrasse 20 (tel. 0941/7888115; www.alte-maelzerei.de), hosts concerts and theater productions, as well as a run-down bar and beer garden that serves cheap drinks daily 5pm to 1am. The only late-night bar in town, Wunderbar, Keplerstrasse 11 (tel. 0941/53130; www.wunderbar.de; bus: Altstadt bus), serves drinks until 3am, 7 nights a week.

Historische Wurstküche, Thundorferstrasse 3 (tel. 0941/466210; www.wurstkuchl.de), celebrated its 856th birthday in 2011, making it the oldest operating fast-food joint in all of Germany. It's still the best place in town for those delicious Regensburger sausages, which are cooked over beechwood fires in the small kitchen. A total of six of them, served with Sauerkraut and fresh bread, costs 7.50€. It's located next to the Steinerne Brücke, and tables have a river view. At various times the river has risen to flood the joint. It is open April to October daily from 8am to 7pm; November to March, it is open only on Sunday 8am to 3pm.

At Scala, Gesandtenstrasse 6 (tel. 0941/52293; www.scalaclub.de; bus: Altstadtbus), three bars hem in the dance floor and attract an under-35 crowd. It's open Wednesday to Sunday 11pm to 3am (Fri-Sat until 4am). Admission is 5€ to 10€.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.